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Hello, I’m Nina :-) 

I have been dipping in and out of poetry since I was very young - in fact one of my most treasured possessions is a book of poems I wrote when I was six. (That and my copy of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes - which I still love to this day!) As a teenager I used to gift little rhymes to my friends to cheer them up but I never seriously continued my scribbling into adulthood.

If you’d told me a year ago how much poetry I’d be writing today, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. My brain was fogged by baby brain and, unbeknown to me, an undiagnosed illness. Towards the end of 2017, the baby brain began to improve, I got the illness under control, and with a burst of joy at its new-found clarity and creativity, my brain started to spew forth poetry as never before! I seized the moment, started a blog (called “It All Rhymes”) and with that going down well, joined Poetry Soup in January 2018. So far, I’ve not looked back!

In “real life”, I’m a Marketing Manager and I live in Wiltshire, UK with my fabulous husband and two wonderful, exhausting boys. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Best images from the ‘Disarray’ contest

Blog Posted:11/23/2019 3:42:00 PM

Thank you to all who entered my Disarray contest. I had many lovely poems, but the top ten slapped me hardest with images. So, for that reason, I wanted to share a verbal mosaic of favourite images from the winners’ poems. As you will see, there is quite a mix of more and less literal, of serious and fun, joyful and sad. This is why I love hosting contests.

 

“She draws you in her reason, connecting dots and constellations.” (Maureen McGreavy)

“Phantasmagorically fey; gallimaufry in stray disarray.” (Suzette Richards)

“His spastic hands hurl things everywhere, zooming beyond glee’s ecstasy.” (Beata Agustin)

“Full moon drizzling its cornflower bloom thru venetians” (Gregory R Barden)

“Disarray? You have not seen anything. Let me show you the attic, the basement, the shed, the garage, and my mind.” (Caren Krutsinger)

“Are those dust bunnies wearing candy wrappers as hats?” (Rebecca Campbell)

“my desire to break free from the confusion I once wore like silk.” (Lu Loo)

“like stanzas baked in carrot stew all mixed and mangled in” (Chris Green) 

“Messy days with chaotic twists in the hours” (Regina Riddle)

“his lips will faintly trace a whisper of the man he used to be.” (Wendy Watson)

 

If you worked really hard at your images, and I just didn’t get it, I apologise by the way. There were two or three where I suspect I was missing something that may have resonated with other readers.

 

Thank you everyone, I’ll be round to comment soon!

Nina x

 

 

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Date: 11/26/2019 2:20:00 PM
Thank you so much for my placement, Nina, it is so greatly appreciated! I know I took a sad tack, but it was fun nonetheless, and that was such a gritty word for a contest prompt - loved it! Blessings, Me Babber! - The Wanker from 'Cross the Pond
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Date: 11/25/2019 6:30:00 PM
Nina, your first blog scared me too much to try this one. Then I saw a few winners that were very down to earth. I loved them. But I was scared because I do not know how to do those weird metaphors that come so naturally to some people. Congrats to these great winners.
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Date: 11/26/2019 12:59:00 AM
Andrea, I’m sorry I scared you! When I set the contest, I was looking for ‘weird metaphors’ and many of the winners have them! But people surprised me with the way they used more straightforward language in a way that I concluded was still imagery. Original, engaging, poetic and painting an image in my mind. So I was delighted to include them on the list :-)
Date: 11/25/2019 8:04:00 AM
Thanks for the placement, Nina... It's an honour. I'm learning a lot; and gaining much from your "poetic treasury" which you're generously sharing. God bless you.
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Date: 11/26/2019 1:05:00 AM
Thank you very much Beata. I’m no expert and I like it when people add to my blogs too! But as I’m setting contests, I feel compelled to share “things that work for me’ to give a bit of an idea what I’m looking for. In this contest, a few people surprised me and gave me stuff I didn’t even know I was looking for!
Date: 11/24/2019 6:10:00 AM
Congrats to the winners !
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Date: 11/24/2019 1:11:00 AM
Thank you for a challenge which made me reach deep to pen a poem in concise images, Nina. The 'Trois-par-Huit' can seem to be fragmented - that is the reason why I chose the form to highligt the challenge set of "disarray". It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but we are here to explore and broaden our horizons by reading the offerings of poets. The winning 10 were as diverse as one could get, and each one took me on a journey of discovery. Congratulations to all.
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Date: 11/23/2019 6:10:00 PM
Congratulations to all! This was a fun way to convey the reason you chose these 10! Sometimes poems are simply stated, short or jumping in imagery, etc.. The contest has a reader of one...tough job but good for the soul.
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